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Old 01-14-2014, 01:12 AM   #261
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FWIW...all the plumbers I know use rigid threaders. The shop vacs are a beast. (but bulky and loud!)

Rigid 12" compound slide, Recip saw, and skil saw, worst 'pro grade' I've ever used.

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Perhaps Rigid is better than Ridgid?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:30 AM   #262
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Anything Ridgid.
They're hit and miss... I've had a big corded impact for 10 or 11 years I never even think about it, it just always works. Their worm drive is a really great saw, their table saw is sweet, and my 15ga cordless nailer is awesome.
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Perhaps Rigid is better than Ridgid?
...my spell check is made by ridgid.
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I can hear uncle Rico saying "whell I could've told you that "
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Yeah I knew I was rolling the dice. I am just glad they took it back.
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Dewalt sawzalls. Went through 3 in a two day period. They refused to warranty the third at blowes. Sent the wife in and she got the refund. Bought a piece of chit Kobalt one with a 5 year warranty. Can't kill the thing lol. I despise Kobalt but for some reason the saw works. Cheap too, got the display model for like $60
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Have to agree with the DeWalt sawzall. If I didn't already have the batteries I wouldn't buy them.
One thing I do like is the 4 way blade holder. I haven't seen it on any others. I assume DeWalt has a patent. For a while. Won't be long, someone will copy it.
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Have to agree with the DeWalt sawzall. If I didn't already have the batteries I wouldn't buy them.
One thing I do like is the 4 way blade holder. I haven't seen it on any others. I assume DeWalt has a patent. For a while. Won't be long, someone will copy it.
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I have a cheap 49 dollar Dewalt Sawzall that just keeps on going. I too really like the 4 way blade holder. Sure, it is a bit under powered, but it is light and small enough to fit in tight spaces.

The battery ones work fine as well for what they are.

I would love to get a monster Super Sawzall with orbiting action and lots of bells and whistles, but I haven't been able to kill the Dewalt.
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Dewalt miter saw stand, junk.
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Ryobi angle grinder. Bought it because I needed a third for a project. It was cheap and boy do you get what you pay for. Lots of vibration and no torque feels cheap because it is.
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Milwaukee Shockwave Recessed Driver Bit. POS end broke off after driving about 10 screws.
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Dewalt miter saw stand, junk.
As much as I love my Milwaukee stuff... I bet their compound mitre saw stand would make the dewalt feel like a festool.

Shame, because I love the saw itself.
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Dewalt sawzalls. Went through 3 in a two day period. They refused to warranty the third at blowes. Sent the wife in and she got the refund. Bought a piece of chit Kobalt one with a 5 year warranty. Can't kill the thing lol. I despise Kobalt but for some reason the saw works. Cheap too, got the display model for like $60
Maybe its the new production- I've had one for 15 years, still going.

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